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Poster: Tidewater four ten O nine Date: Nov 8, 2012 11:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: DVP #4 - 9-24-76 William & Mary

on the plus side:-

a soundboard show (with aud patches as pointed out by a fellow reviewer) that is not available here and, therefore, which we wouldn't otherwise get to know (apart from the aud).

on the negative side:-

although I'm a big (and getting bigger every day) Keith era fan, this is one of the least exciting shows I've heard for a while. Up there (more like "down there") with that 'Spring 1990' stuff (that's me being polite!).

I can only guess that they've justified their selection by giving us (well, us soundboard snobs) something that we wouldn't otherwise have i.e. perhaps they do listen to us ? I can't really think they've made their choice based on musical excitement.

The "Looks Like Rain" sounds good, with Donna in good voice and good tune but, the day most Dead Heads use "Looks Like Rain" as a measuring stick to gauge a Dead show, well that'll bs the day when the sky turns (was) yellow and the sun turns (was) blue.

Me, I'm a big (and getting bigger) LLR fan. Oh no, here come the men in white coats ........ I reckon Bob was too, 'cos he sang it quite a lot.

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Poster: Slewfoot_2012 Date: Nov 9, 2012 6:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: DVP #4 - 9-24-76 William & Mary

You'd almost think we were listening to two different shows! :^) Perhaps it will grow on you. I personally am not the biggest fan of DVP #3, but it seems like some others like it. We'll all never agree 100% of the time.

Just to clarify though, David Lemieux actually mentioned they chose the show long before they even knew it wasn't previously released as a SBD. I highly doubt anyone in the GD organization would blatantly lie about such things.

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Poster: Tidewater four ten O nine Date: Nov 9, 2012 9:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: DVP #4 - 9-24-76 William & Mary

Noted, acknowledged and respected.

Can't say fairer than that without sending money !!!!

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Nov 10, 2012 5:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wm and Mary LLR: "OH NO!"

I'm listening to my AUD copy of that show, and honest to gosh, right at the start of LLR you can hear someone in the audience say, "OH NO!"

Beautiful version, but that's too funny.

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Nov 9, 2012 7:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: DVP #4 - 9-24-76 William & Mary

I am not a LLR fan, but these Donna versions, at least seem to be relevant to the lyrics (i.e.. tasteful). So I found myself enjoying this !
Part of the appeal of 76 , is it's "mellowness" , sometimes they can build up a lather , but mostly it is a "cruisin' " year . I look for excitement elsewhere .I love the "Keith years" so I have been happy as a pig in shit, but I am surprised how much of it has come out in the las t few years . The next one is 73 ( a good one !), so already another Keith one . I would think next year might see some early-mid 80's show, and some pre-Keith stuff ( the promise returned tapes )?.

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Poster: mklsgl Date: Nov 9, 2012 11:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: DVP #4 - 9-24-76 William & Mary

I say it's time to bust out that "just exactly perfect" Spectrum 4/6/82 show.